United Illuminating Company Lead Engineer - System Maintenance in Orange, Connecticut


Headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE:UIL) is a diversified energy delivery company serving approximately 725,000 electric and natural gas utility customers in 68 communities across two states, with combined total assets of over $5 billion. UIL Holdings is the parent company for The United Illuminating Company (UI), The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG), Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG), and The Berkshire Gas Company (Berkshire), each more than 100 years old. UI provides for the transmission and delivery of electricity and other energy related services for Connecticut’s Greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas. SCG and CNG are natural gas distribution companies that serve customers in Connecticut, while Berkshire serves natural gas customers in western Massachusetts. UIL Holdings employs more than 1,900 people in the New England region. We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Orange, CT office.


Job Overview:

The Lead Engineer will lead teams/projects that solve complex problems taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Able to work independently with guidance on only the most complex tasks. Participates and represents UI on Industry associations such as Doble Committees, EPRI, IEEE & ECNE. Research industry developments and new technology, and provide technical expertise on infrastructure improvements. Perform moderately complex engineering analyses, designs and calculations using standard methodology and principles then develop alternate methods of design concepts to resolve unique problems or to improve processes/services. Perform condition assessment of T &D; system equipment/facilities. Provide technical expertise on infrastructure improvements and manage maintenance repairs.

Develop and implement a Reliability Centered Maintenance methodology for equipment maintenance & inspections. Provide guidance to contractors and UI workforce in performing maintenance and inspection activities. Document and communicate results of inspections to stakeholders through routine oral and written condition assessments. Review, interpret and make recommendations with respect to customer and stakeholders. Specify and design component replacements to address standard and non-standard situations. Apply applicable engineering and industry codes, design guidelines and research industry development and new technology. Takes lead in developing project scope, schedule and budget. Responsible for leading a group of individuals initiating the project scope and ensures project deliverable are met.


This position requires a Bachelor's of Degree in an Engineering discipline from an ABET accredited college/university and seven years of experience performing engineering duties. ASEE degree from an ABET accredited college/university and 11 years of experience performing engineering duties. Specialized advanced training is also required (e.g. PTI. WPI, ECNE PUI, a graduate level engineering degree). Possess an in-depth experience, knowledge and skills in electric utility maintenance activities, along with related business practices and procedures. Experience in T&D; electric utility design, operations and maintenance. Maintains knowledge of leading edge techniques or technology through participation in professional associations. Able to explain difficult concepts and influence others to change. Able to communicate orally or in writing to regulatory and/or public entities. Able to lead a Team or mentor others.

We are an equal Opportunity Employer – minorities/females/veterans/ individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Job Posting Title: Lead Engineer - System Maintenance

Reference Code: EXT-NB50064067-E-05

Contract Type: Full Time

Branch: UI - 100 Orange

City: Orange